The French ocean carrier received confirmation today for its estimated $2.4 billion acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines and its APL container shipping subsidiary by the Anti-monopoly Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.
The third-party logistics provider has partnered with Jinbei Automotive to build a 42,000-square-meter facility in the Shenyang Tiexi district of northeast China, the DB Schenker’s second largest logistics center in the country.
The seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index equaled 134.8 for the month, down another 2.1 percent from March and 2 percent compared with April 2015, according to the American Trucking Associations.
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The National Transportation Safety Board hopes to recover the voyage data recorder and use it in the agency's investigation into why the TOTE Maritime general cargo vessel sank last fall, claiming the lives of 33 crew members on board.
Meanwhile, the European Commission Competition Directorate has set a “provisional deadline” for a decision on CMA CGM's purchase of APL parent Neptune Orient Lines for this Friday, April 29.
The French ocean carrier transported 2.9 percent more containers, but saw the average freight rate tumble 17.6 percent when compared to the first quarter of 2015.